are really flourishing there. out in the west, california, nevada, phoenix, 3 really hard- hit areas, have really started to come back in full swing. market time there is under 30 days in a lot of areas. > > that is really high. they actually have bidding wars going on. > > yeah. a lot of people are really selling things really quickly out there. i like to say if it's priced right and it shows well, pretty much anywhere in the country that it's kind of hotter, it's selling really quickly. > > what do you look at though as anything worrisome? do you feel that we have now turned the corner, or might we still fall back into a housing recession? > > i think some areas we have to worry about are like the rust-belt areas or areas directly correlated with maybe employment. some areas with a little bit of higher unemployment still have a little bit of ways to go. the fact is, if you're not working, you're not going to be able to buy a house. > > so, you're glad you're in real estate right now. for a few years, a lot of people got out of the business because it was so glum. you really are sanguine.